Sheriff

Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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Case:  SO17000127
Date:  7/20/2017
Time:  8 PM
Incident/Charge:   Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense 
Location:  Calmar, Iowa

Person:  William Mack
Address:  Calmar, Iowa
Age:  30

Incident Details:   After breaking into a residence and assaulting a female, William Mack was arrested on Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault. Mack was transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

6 hours 5 minutes ago

Case: SO17000127
Date: 7/20/2017
Time: 8 PM
Incident/Charge: Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense
Location: Calmar, Iowa

Person: William Mack
Address: Calmar, Iowa
Age: 30

Incident Details: After breaking into a residence and assaulting a female, William Mack was arrested on Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault. Mack was transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

<a href="https://facebook.com/867722853285558" target="_blank">Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office</a> shared <a href="https://facebook.com/731020397029383" target="_blank">Winneshiek County Emergency Management</a>'s photo.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

7 hours 53 minutes ago

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office shared Winneshiek County Emergency Management's photo.

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Reminder that Winneshiek County does NOT sound the outdoor sirens after any severe weather event as an "all clear" notification. The sirens are intended to be set off as an early warning system for upcoming severe weather only.

Please keep this information in mind when the sirens are activated due to severe weather.

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EM

Date:  7/20/2017
Incident/Charge:   Federal Indictments  
Location:  Ossian, IA

Person:  Kaleb Breitsprecher
Address:  Ossian, IA
Age:  22

Person:  Cole Breitsprecher
Address:  Ossian, IA
Age:  24

Incident Details:   On the morning of June 6, 2017 several federal search warrants were carried out in Ossian as a result of a lengthy multi-agency investigation involving local, state, and federal agencies with assistance from the Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office. On July 18, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were indicted by a grand jury on federal charges. Kaleb Breitsprecher was indicted on multiple counts of distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user.  Cole Breitsprecher was indicted on distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user.  On July 20, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were arrested on federal arrest warrants and were placed into the custody of the US Marshall Service and transported to a federal holding facility.  This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges and arrests are pending.

Date: 7/20/2017
Incident/Charge: Federal Indictments
Location: Ossian, IA

Person: Kaleb Breitsprecher
Address: Ossian, IA
Age: 22

Person: Cole Breitsprecher
Address: Ossian, IA
Age: 24

Incident Details: On the morning of June 6, 2017 several federal search warrants were carried out in Ossian as a result of a lengthy multi-agency investigation involving local, state, and federal agencies with assistance from the Winneshiek County Attorney’s Office. On July 18, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were indicted by a grand jury on federal charges. Kaleb Breitsprecher was indicted on multiple counts of distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user. Cole Breitsprecher was indicted on distribution of a controlled substance – heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a drug user. On July 20, 2017 Kaleb Breitsprecher and Cole Breitsprecher were arrested on federal arrest warrants and were placed into the custody of the US Marshall Service and transported to a federal holding facility. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges and arrests are pending.

<a href="https://facebook.com/867722853285558" target="_blank">Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office</a> shared <a href="https://facebook.com/116298985086719" target="_blank">Humane Society of Northeast Iowa</a>'s photo.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office shared Humane Society of Northeast Iowa's photo.

This dog Max went missing while him and his owners were camping at Chimney Rock Campground. If you have seen him or have him please contact Amber at 319-429-0264. Thank you!

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